Régate is Dead

Posted on: May 7th, 2009 at 8:07 am by

After a menial two years on the upper reaches of Orchard Street, the Régate bistro at #198 is dead. Circumstances are unclear – no “for rent” signs, DOB violations, or other citations were visible. Just a shuttered gate and an out-of-place seasonal vestibule.

In search of more clues, the mystery eventually led us to their official website. Alas, no information there either. Just a blank white parking page with the ominous message, “Domain regate-bistro.com no longer valid.” Calls to the listed phone number netted the dreaded three-toned operator message; but with a twist. Apparently the number was temporarily disconnected.

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Guess the fine folks at Curbed were accurate in predicting that the use of Comic Sans as awning font would be a deathwatch indicator.

UPDATE: A reader informs us that the business is currently up for sale.

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